Of Bad Taste
Chalk cast a spell that froze three of the heads of the hydra at once as Valance grimaced from a bite and Koram and Navnen were busy dodging the other heads of the beast. The wizard then cast another spell that made another two heads fall into a dazed condition and drop sleepily to the ground.
‘Why is it not biting you?’ Valance shouted over the din of battle to the wizard.
‘That scroll I cast just before we encountered the thing, it thinks I taste bad,’ Chalk answered.
‘You could have shared that with us,’ Navnen quipped between stabs at the thing with his short sword.
‘Hey, I offered, you guys laughed at me, this is what happens,’ Chalk said as he cast another spell that caused the beast to rear up then collapse completely in a heap, suddenly exhausted and easily finished off by the others.
‘Next time I offer a spell don’t complain if you don’t take me up on the offer,’ snapped the wizard.
Of Bad Taste (Arcane)
Range: Self or Touch
Duration: One turn (ten minutes) per level of caster.
When cast this spell causes those affected to emanate an odor that tells any creature that bites that this person(s), other animal, etc will taste horrible and biting them is to be avoided. This causes the affected to only attacked in defense, and with claws or hooves, biting only as a last resort, and no longer being the aggressor(s) if of Semi-Low Intelligence, higher intelligence creatures will more than likely wander off or leave the area. Carnivorous plants are not fooled by this magic.